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Tomorrow evening I will be reading from my book The Power of Love at the Voices from the Heart Community/Unity Variety Show.  This is a very exciting moment for me and several of the other artists performing new works for the first time in public.  I am particularly grateful to the producer of this event for offering a similar opportunity four years ago.  Although that event never happened, I was inspired to begin writing my book with publication in mind.  The writing process revealed new themes and a deeper understanding of my own experiences.

So, tomorrow, I come to the Community/Unity Variety Show with a completed book, 39 chapters long.  Of course, I will only read short introductions to the first three chapters.  The setting for the reading is my sentencing for three federal felonies for burglary and destruction of property at the Dow Chemical lobbying office in Washington, DC in March, 1969 as part of the DC-9, a “Catholic Left” anti-Vietnam War group.

“I stretch out my stockinged and healed foot toward the Federal courthouse step and quickly pull it back near its partner.  Should I actually climb these steps that could lead me to 35 years in prison or run down Constitution Avenue and flee?”

I hope those of you in the DC metro area will join us.

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I am amazed that just beginning this blog with the intention of sharing my writing/publishing process with the world has already had great results.

One of them happened on June 8 when I was interviewed on film about the story at the heart of my book – the DC-9 anti-war action I did as a young nun.   The film – Hit and Stay – focuses on the Catonsville Nine and other “Catholic Left” actions against draft boards and corporations like Dow Chemical that profited from the Vietnam War.  So far, the interviews with men far outweighed those with women.  Hopefully, as I plan to share in my book, The Power of Love: How a Nun became a Revolutionary, my voice will help to balance the film.

There are several other events that have come as a result of letting a few friends know that I am now ready to not only write my story but also share it with the world.   More later.

What is your experience with putting out an intention to the universe and seeing what comes back to you?????